EU seeks public opinion on popularizing LED lighting products

The European Commission adopted the 'Green Book' on LED lighting products on the 15th to seek public opinions on the use of such energy-saving products in Europe.

In a press release issued on the same day, the European Commission pointed out that LED lighting is one of the most energy-efficient lighting methods, saving 70% energy compared to traditional lighting technology. Popularizing LED products can drive the development of the European lighting industry and reduce lighting energy consumption by 20% by 2020.

However, compared with traditional lighting technology, LED lighting technology is more complicated, so the market price of the product is higher. In addition, LED products currently lack uniform standards and are relatively unfamiliar to consumers.

The European Commission has publicly solicited public opinions on this, and hopes to understand how to eliminate obstacles in the popularization of LED lighting products, ensure product quality and safety, strengthen cooperation in the field of lighting and related fields, and improve the competitiveness of European LED lighting products.

The European Union plans to ban the sale of traditional light bulbs by September 2012 and replace 8 billion incandescent bulbs in residential homes, offices and streets with energy-efficient products in the next few years.

Source: Xinhuanet